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Claude R Leslie

Military

Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230033 'Little America. ' Evaded. 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, B17#42-5852 'The Natural' ' crashed at Oxfordshire with crew baling out near RAF Oakley. 5 of the crew were injured with all returning.

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People

  • William Boomhower

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Ernest Boyce

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Tail Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 42-30033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War. ...

  • Maurice Dillingham

    Military | Major | Pilot, 547th Squadron Commander | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW Camp: Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 POW

  • Edmund Goulder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1335 POW

  • Arthur Harris

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 384th Bomb Group
    Assigned to the 384th BG on Gowen Field (Boise, Idaho) Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, Francis J. Witt Crew. ...

  • Paul Saunders

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 0/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, B17#42-5852 'The Natural' ' crashed at Oxfordshire with crew baling out near RAF Oakley. 5 of the crew were injured...

  • William Sears

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 42-30033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, B17 42-5852 'The Natural' ' crashed at Oxfordshire with crew baling out near RAF Oakley. 5 of the crew were...

  • Edward Thomasson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #4230033 'Little America. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Prisoner in Stalag 17-B. POW

  • Michael Vodilko

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 384th Bomb Group
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-30033 'Little America'. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 10/14/43 on return from Schweinfurt mission, B-17#42-5852 'The Natural' crashed at Oxfordshire with crew bailing out near RAF Oakley. 5 of the crew were...

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Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30033 "Little America"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/5/43; Assigned to the 547BS/384BG [S0-G] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43, then the 546BS [BK-G]; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Maj Maurice Stanley Dillingham, Co-pilot:...

  • 42-5852

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 22/3/43; Sioux City 15/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Dow Fd 20/5/43; Assigned 547BS/384BG [SO-T] Grafton Underwood 24/5/43; battle damaged Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Edmund Goulder, Co-pilot: Ernie Boyce (546bs), Navigator: Julius Schwartz ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 145

    1 December 1943
    This mission was directed at the industrial areas of Leverkusen and Solingen, Germany. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (27); 92BG (18); 303BG (17);...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Dayton, Ohio, USA
Evaded Germany 1 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2017 18:25:40 mvandemark Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Updated connection

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2017 18:24:32 mvandemark Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/SortieReport.php?SortieKey...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1335 / MACR 1335, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 341, http://384thbombgroup.com/_content/_pages/PersonnelSearch.php?LastName=l... / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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